ARISS schoolcontact met Noord Canada op 3 oktober om 15:32 UTC.
De Kugluktuk High School in Nunavut, Canada, gaat op 3 oktober vragen stellen aan de astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA. De verbinding tussen de school en het ruimtestation is dit keer een telebridge verbining en loopt via het ARISS grondstation van Claudio, IK1SLD, in Italie. De downlink op 145,800 MHz in FM zal in een groot deel van Europa te ontvangen zijn.
Hieronder volgen de beschrijving van de school en de vragen die de kinderen gaan stellen.
Kugluktuk is situated at the confluence of the Coppermine River and the Coronation Gulf. The hamlet has a population of approximately 1600 people; JHI KHS serve over 400 fabulous students from K to 12.
‘Kugluk’ is the Innunaqtun word for ‘fast moving water’, ‘tuk’ means ‘place of’. The Copper Inuit have survived & thrived in this area for generations.
We are located at latitude 67º 50’ N and longitude 115º 06’ W. Being 142 km north of the Arctic Circle means that the sun does not rise for 34 days in the winter and does not set for more than a month after May 28 in the summer. We are a fascinating people who live in a dynamic environment characterized by extreme variations!
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:
1. How much longer will the space station be in operation?
2. The next space station is planned for a moon orbit, why a moon orbit?
3. What is the longest we can stay in space given the present technology on the ISS?
4. Are there any plans to build gravity modules for the space station and will this allow us to stay longer in space?
5. What is the greatest challenge facing you on space station?
6. What is the most important qualification or attribute one can have to seek out a career involving work in space?
7. What long term impacts occur to those who stay in space for long periods, if any?
8. What is daily life like on space station – do you follow a schedule?
9. Did you change your diet in preparation for space life or can you eat most of the same foods?
10. What are the impacts of zero gravity on overall digestive function?
11. Besides humans, what other life forms do you have on board?
12. How long can the space station last in orbit without any rocket boost to maintain its orbit?
13. Do you ever fly over the Artic and what does that look like from up there?
14. Does space look different from where you are?
ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the volunteer support and leadership from AMSAT and IARU societies around the world with the ISS space agencies partners: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, JAXA, and CSA.
ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters’ interest in science, technology, and learning.